Windows Event Log Monitoring Software
To get a comprehensive picture of what's happening in your network, your log management tool needs to pull logs from all possible log sources. Considering the abundance of Windows devices in many organizations' networks, Windows event logs account for a considerable percentage of the logs generated, so a log management tool that can monitor all Windows event logs can give you a holistic view of your network.
ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer is a log management tool that offers comprehensive event log monitoring. With EventLog Analyzer, simply add the devices that need to be monitored—hardly any human intervention needed.
EventLog Analyzer's Event Log Monitoring Features
Autodiscovery of Windows devices
An organization with offices across the globe generally has many Windows devices. While installing and configuring a log management solution for an organization like this, security administrators need to ensure that every device is on the log management tool's radar.
To avoid missing any devices, EventLog Analyzer will automatically discover all the Windows log sources in a network. When you try to configure a new Windows device, EventLog Analyzer displays a list of all the Windows event log sources that it was able to discover in your domain. This includes Windows workstations, firewalls, IIS servers, and SQL servers. From the list of devices, you simply need to select the ones from which event logs need to be monitored.
To enable organizations to collect and monitor event logs from all possible sources in the network, EventLog Analyzer supports both agentless and agent-based log collection. In a conventional environment, you can configure Windows devices to send their event logs to the central EventLog Analyzer server by means of their built-in mechanisms, such as WMI.
However, some organizations prefer to run their business-critical applications in servers with enhanced security. One preferred method to provide additional security is to have servers in demilitarized zones (DMZs), but this might create some roadblocks for opening ports through which event logs would be sent.
EventLog Analyzer provides an event log collector agent that can be deployed in Windows devices, after which it takes over the role of collecting event logs and sending them to the central server.
Event Log Monitoring for Regulatory Compliance
Regulatory compliance has become the highest priority for IT administrators. It is critical for organizations to observe the regulatory compliance audit guidelines since being non-compliant to the regulatory standards can result in severe penalties. EventLog Analyzer allows IT administrators to meet regulatory compliance requirements by monitoring and analyzing event logs from their Windows servers and workstations in real-time.
With EventLog Analyzer you can generate pre-defined or canned compliance reports for event logs to meet audits such as HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS, SOX, FISMA, ISO ISO 27001/2 and more. This event log compliance reporting software also provides a value added feature that allows you to create custom report for new compliance to help comply with growing new regulatory acts demanding compliance in future.
Log Forensics and Raw Log Search on Event Log Data
EventLog Analyzer makes event log forensic investigation very easy by allowing you to use its powerful search engine to search on both the raw and formatted event logs and instantly generate forensic reports based on the search results. Network administrators can now search the raw event logs and pinpoint the exact log entry which caused the security activity, find the exact time at which the corresponding security event had happened, who initiated the activity and also, the location from where the activity originated.
This search feature in this event log monitor software will help you to quickly track down the network intruder and is quite useful to law enforcing authorities for forensic analysis. Narrow down your search with EventLog Analyzer's robust event log search functionality that offers an easy search, based on specific event IDs of concern to the company's policy or a particular type of event: error, warning, failure, or miscellaneous categories. Archived Windows logs can be imported and security incident mining can be carried out by searching the raw event logs.
Generating Reports from Windows Servers and Workstations
EventLog Analyzer includes several pre-defined or canned reports based on event logs received from Windows servers and workstations. These reports show you details such as failed logons, logon failures due to bad passwords, account lockouts, failed attempts to access secure files, security log tampering, event trends, and more. Using these reports, administrators can easily determine errant users, and malfunctioning machines, thereby reducing the troubleshooting cycle.
EventLog Analyzer allows you to use various criteria to generate custom reports on your Windows machine generated event log data. The criteria are: Log message, User, Event ID and Event Type/Severity.
Configure Real-Time Alerts on Windows Servers and Workstations
EventLog Analyzer generates real-time alerts on event logs, which notifies administrators when an event matching a specific criteria is generated. Alerting helps administrators monitor critical servers and processes on the Windows network in real-time.
You can define which Windows Server or Workstation or group of Windows devices need to be monitored. You can also trigger an alert based on events generated with a specific log type, event ID, log message, or severity. Event alerts are send in real-time via email, sms and through custom run programs
In addition to monitoring event logs from Windows devices, EventLog Analyzer gives you comprehensive insights by correlating these event logs not only with each other, but with logs collected from other sources, as well.
It also offers a correlation engine containing numerous correlation rules through which the collected event logs will be passed and processed to check if they satisfy any of the rules. If a correlation rule is satisfied, a corresponding action will be triggered. You can configure EventLog Analyzer to notify the security administrators via SMS or email, or automate a response action by configuring a script.
EventLog Analyzer has over 40 prebuilt correlation rules to detect the most common types of cyberattacks such as SQL injection, denial of service (DoS), brute force, and more. If you have the need for a correlation rule that isn't available out of the box, EventLog Analyzer's correlation rule builder enables you to create rules of your own.
With all these features and more, EventLog Analyzer is the only solution you need to monitor event logs, detect cyberattacks well in advance, and keep your network safe and sound.
EventLog Analyzer is the solution to all your event log monitoring needs.
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